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of journalist cokie roberts. yesterday members of the house gave tributes to the louisiana democrat. lindy boggs was 97. >> speaker, i rise today to pay tribute to a former member of the house and a grand lady from louisiana, ms. lindy boggs. she was a pioneer for the state of louisiana, and she served louisiana's second congressional district following death of her late husband who was then the majority leader of the house. she was the first woman elected to represent the state of louisiana in congress, and she was a founder of the congresswomen's caucus, and in tribute to her service as a pioneer for women, the women -- congressional women's reading room is rightfully named in her honor down the hall. lindy was the first woman and only louisiana ambassador to the holy sea during the tenure of pope john paul ii. lindy effortlessly balanced her role as a respected leader and a loving mother. she loved her city of new orleans, in fact, lived on bourbon street for many of her later years in new orleans. she loved her beloved tulane university and, in fact, just recently she and her daughter partic
john lewis, mayor of newark, new jersey, cory booker, and develop nor of louisiana, bobby jindal. also, we'll explore the overall state of american dream -- civil rightses, the struggle of the middle classes, issues at the heart of our political debate. our roundtable weighs in. host of msnbc's "politics nation," the reverend al sharpton, pulitzer prize-winning journalist sheryl wudunn, republican congressman from idaho, raul labrador, and unique perspective from historian doris kearns goodwin as well as "new york times" columnist david brooks. i'm david gregory. all that ahead on "meet the press" this sunday, august 25th. good sunday morning. thousands of people gathered here in washington saturday to re-create the march on washington where dr. king gave his famous i have a dream speech. and it was exactly 50 years ago today, august 25th, 1963, that dr. king and the executive secretary of the naacp, roy wilkins, appeared right here on "meet the press." many of you either already had the chance or will have the opportunity to see that special program as we have made it the original bro
. is this a deadly mix? this happened in louisiana. the shooter was an 8-year-old boy and the victim his 87-year-old care giver. police say he killed her with the woman's own gun. this happened on thursday. we hear how it all unfolded. >> reporter: a neighborhood is stunned after investigators say an 8-year-old shot and killed his 87-year-old care giver. >> it's a shock to me as much as anyone else because everything's been so peaceful. >> reporter: the little boy said it was an accident but in statement to the media but the sheriff said their evidence has led them together the 8-year-old intentionally shot her in the back of the head as she sat in her living room watching television. police say the boy pulled the trigger minutes after playing the very popular and very violent video game, grand theft auto 4 which awards points for killing people. >> this this particular instance the direct correlation of the video game playing during the shooting and even on the television when police arrived cannot be overlooked. can you conclusively say it caused him to shoot? we don't know. there's too many v
a remarkable scene in louisiana caught on camera, everything vanishing in 30 seconds but what caused it and could it happen near you. here's abc's matt gutman tonight. >> reporter: this is not an optical illusion. a stand of trees seemly melting into this swamp in louisiana is being swallowed into a massive sink hole, sucking everything down with it. watch those trees again dipping slowly at first and then quickly vanishing into the hole. scientists say it's more than a football field deep. it's near an old salt mine. workers were using water to dissolve and pump out the salt deep underground and eventually pumped out enough to make the ground give way. now the earth slowly moves into the cavern causing growing sink holes above. >> it's going to continue to grow until it finds a point where it can support itself. >> reporter: the sink hole appeared a year ago. 150 households were evacuated and the state is suing the company that mined the salt. sink holes are common and often occur naturally. this one in downtown guatemala city bore a hole big enough to swallow the statue of liberty.
jersey, cory booker, and republican governor of louisiana bobby jindal. what the american dream means to a new generation of politicians. >>> and later, we'll have the latest on the developing situation in syria. new developments this morning. we've got it covered. >>> the truth of the matter is that the dream still demands that the moral conscience of our country still calls us, that hope still needs heroes. we need to understand that there is still work to do. >> that was newark mayor and u.s. senate candidate cory booker speaking yesterday in front of the lincoln memorial. he joins me now. mr. mayor, welcome. >> thank you very much. good to be back. >> good to have you back. we're talking about the legacy of the i have a dream speech and dr. king's dream. here you are, trying to become the first african-american senator from new jersey. there's one other african-american senator in the united states senate, one african-american governor, deval patrick in massachusetts, african-american president, and attorney general. so much progress but still uneven when it comes to elected offic
and arizona. torrential rain is forecast for tropical depression evo. >>> murder in louisiana. an 87-year-old woman shot and killed. the shooter, sent home with his parents. yeah. you heard that right. that is the story and that's next. >>> and the donald being sued. why the state of new york is going after donald trump for $40 million. peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget. angie's list members can tell you which provider is the best in town. you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare. now that we're expecting, i like the fact i can go onto angie's list and look for pediatricians. the service providers that i've found on angie's list actually have blown me away. find out why more than two million members count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. >>> this is a story that will definitely grab your attention. police say an 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed his 87-year-old live-in caregiver with her own gun. police in slaughter, louisiana,
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's your policy? >>> so really bizarre case in louisiana. police say they cannot charge an 8-year-old boy for who they say shot and killed a 90-year-old woman on thursday. police say the woman was his caregiver and the boy just finished playing violent game grand theft army iv that was before the shooting. faith joining me now. the boy was taken into custody and later relieveased to his parents. this 8-year-old kid it's not under question that he pulled the trigger and took this 90-year-old's life. but what does the law say? >> investigators believe he did so intentionally. the law in louisiana says if you're 10 or younger you cannot be held criminally responsible. he c the parents are ordered to go to court this morning and the case has been reported to the department of children and family services. they are now going to look into it and try to address whatever behavioral issues may be at issue here. in terms of criminal responsibility, it's always a question how do you handle children who intentionally kill. our criminal justice system in louisiana does not address that and other state
found that louisiana republicans appear confused about the aftermath of hurricane katrina which was in 2005. the poll asked who do you think was more responsible for the poor response. george w. bush or barack obama. 28% of the republicans said former president george w. bush who was in office at the time. but 29%, 1% more, said that president obama was responsible even notice he didn't take office for four more years. and 44% said they aren't sure who to blame. >>> well, dick cheney's daughter, liz, who is running for senate in wyoming, had to pay $220 fine for making a fault statement on an application for a fishing license about how long she lived in the state. she says it was all a misunderstanding. >>> and a new jersey corn maze gets political to draw attention. a farmer created a corn maze showing images of chris christie and barbara quinn, both candidate for governor. and that is your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> it's been five decades since martin luther king jr. gave his legendary speech. starting this week, people from all over will gather to celebrate. meli
of louisiana republicans are pointing the finger at, wait for it, president obama. >>> and, 32 days, 18 accusers and one very pitiful fall from office. san diego mayor bob filner strikes a deal. "newsroom" is back after a break. ♪ ♪ he's a 20-year-straight, get to work on time ♪ ♪ ♪ he's loved one woman for all his life ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody knows he ain't just tough ♪ ♪ he's strong [ male announcer ] the all-new 2014 chevy silverado. strong for all the roads ahead. [ male announcer ] a family that vacations together, sunscreens together. find a hilton everywhere you want to go with rates as low as $109 per night. book now at hilton.com/getaway. . it is clear this morning that hannah anderson does not want to be seen as a victim. the teenager kidnapped by a family friend who murdered her mother and brother decided to go public on nbc's "today" show anderson said she's not a victim, she's a survivor and talked publicly about ethan and her mom for the very first time. >> he had a really big heart and she was strong hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> ha
though. first, exactly 8 years ago today, hurricane katrina made landfall over louisiana. the start of that deadly disaster that forever changed the gulf coast. >> rolling? >> yeah. leave.emely hard to your whole life is here and your whole world. it's hard to decide what's important or value. >> harris: it hit that day but took days before we learned the truex tent. the storm killed 1800 people. damaged or destroyed more than a quarter million homes. thousands of americans took refuge at the superdome in new orleans. remember these pictures? punishing heat. 8 years later the rebuilding is far from over. but today people in new orleans hard-hit lower ninth ward got together to remember the life-changing storm and to say a prayer for their community. in a statement the governor of louisiana bobby jindal said hurricane katrina was a terrible and devastating storm that wrought us to our knees but it didn't shake our resolve. we are with you, louisiana. we'll be right back. i'd be sitting there with my friends who had their verizon phones and i'd be sitting there like "mine's still load
support itself. >> these dramatic images only the beginning of what could be in store in a louisiana bayou. what caused it? why it is not as uncommon as you might think. and later -- >> it's scary to think sthat soe one would try to sell something that has no gran of truth. >> a woman's hard earned weight loss used to sell get thin quick products without her approval. her campaign to take her image back. it's friday, august 23rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. tgif. look who's here. reena ninan filling in for diana. >> last time i was here you serenaded me with a song, cinco de mayo. >> no tequila, no guitars. good you are back. have a lot of fun. serious stuff to got to. syrian government right now offering a new explanation of the chemical attack that may have killed up to 1,000 people. deputy prime minister blaming foreign militants. >> he claims the attack had backing of israel and supporters in the west. the u.n. urging the syrian government to allow inspectors to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapon. here's abc's m
in russia banned the so-called propagand propagandizing. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> deep in louisiana's cajun country is a community that is being swallowed by a massive sinkhole formed a year ago. >> reporter: for people who haven't seen this bea bayou, its beautiful. >> it burnt your nose. it burnt your throat. it was horrible. >> reporter: natural gas and crude oil was swirling around. >> it was may 30, 2012, that dennis and his wife floating down the bayou noticed something they had never seen. these bubbles coming straight up from under the water. natural gas, and then to the left, 500 feet down this bayou, a sinkhole was forming. >> reporter: what used to be a beautiful marsh was now being sucked into the depths of the earth. the swamp was upside down. >> the trees were just bobbing. >> reporter: last summer scientists around the world state and federal regulators arrived. assumption parish ordered evacuation of the 350 residents, while officials tried to figure out exactly what was happening. >> to our knowledge it has never happened anywhere in the world. this is an unpreceden
in louisiana say an 8-year-old boy shot and killed his 87-year-old caregiver after playing a violent video game. police say the boy was playing grand theft auto 4 minutes before he grabbed the gun in the home and then shot her. the child told police that it was an accident. he won't face charges under a louisiana law. a child under the age of 10 is exempt from criminal responsibility. >>> and tomorrow, president obama awards the medal of honor for conspicuous gallantry to army staff sergeant carter. carter risked his life to get ammunition to fellow soldiers in a deadly taliban attack in afghanistan nearly four years ago. the names of all eight men who died on that day are engraved on a steel band that carter wears on his wrist. >>> and donald trump is facing a huge lawsuit from the state of new york. the attorney general says the billionaire's trump university committed fraud and scammed students for thousands of dollars. cnn business correspondent alison kosik is in new york to tell us what this is all about and how much money this state is trying to get out of donald trump. >> reporter: the
story in louisiana. an 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed his 87-year-old live-in caregiver with her own gun. the child has been playing a violent video game, one in which you score points for shooting people. they say the two had a normal loving relationship. smothers was watching tv when she was shot in the head thursday evening. louisiana law exempts children under 10 from criminal responsibility. he won't face any charges. >>> in california, authorities are trying to solve a mystery that has a family and school community on edge. they are looking for a popular pennsylvania high school math teacher who vanished during a hiking trip to mammoth lake. 39-year-old matthew green would have started classes tomorrow, but he hasn't been heard from since mid july. brianna keel brianna keeler has more on the search. >> i want to be hopeful. it's so hard to be hopeful. >> reporter: it's hard because her brother matthew green is missing. the avid 39-year-old hiker and math teacher vanished more an month ago while vacationing in the mountains of mammoth lakes, california. he had gone
. >>james: we will take a break and 642. when we come back a shocking story coming out of louisiana today. in a year-old boy suspected of shooting his caretaker. it is a violent video game to blame. that is the question. we will return story in a momen we nev plaon aull use. jus..haens. li my nch p. o cu of ur cam, litt thi a ltle at, and pack of ddenalle orinalanch rah di hidd valy it now time for t kron4 tech report with a gabe slate. >>: one of of the hardest things about back-to-school time are the price of textbooks. i have good news. google play has a new feature that could save you up to 80% on textbooks. google play has added a textbook tabs on its books section. you can buy textbooks or rent textbooks. we met up with tim courts @ google play headquarters learn more about it. >>: we have them in science, math, history. if he needed, we probably have it for you. >>: attempt showed us how easy it is to rent, buy a store and you textbooks on the new annexes 7 android tablet read the print option saves you up to 80% off the price of buying the book. >>: textbooks are incredibly expens
of the hour. all this month students and teachers have been heading back to school. in louisiana they are suing to distribute vouchers. the louisiana voucher plan calls for a transferring of low income students in low rated schools to private schools at taxpayer expense. in minnesota students had been sweating it out in swelter classrooms, a record heatwave is blanketing. school rooms have no can i conditioning, can you imagine. anand a north carolina middle school that was shut down by a devastating tornado reopened today. the students walked through the halls for the first time since the 2011 twister that left the place in ruins. teachers were working out of mobile classrooms for the two-year reconstruction periods. >> a lot of kids were not happy with the modular units. now that we have a gym we can have dances and clubs that we didn't have before and different sport activities that will boost morale. >> so chicago started the new school with 50 fewer schools and a bunch of cutbacks for their closure. john, the schools are now closed for the day? how did it go there? >> report
't working out that well. no guarantee of success. in louisiana, in 2010 the state lost $0.85 for every $1 of film credit it gave. in washington, d.c. from 2007 to 2009 they lost $0.77 for every $1 spent on tax credits. in massachusetts, only one local job was created for every $128,575 spent in film credits. >> well, the movie constitution. >> they offer the tax incentives and try it. >> the movie studios are there to throw the money around to say to the local politicians give us money, and maybe we'll bring some of our productions out here. and you know, we also should remember this is-- >> well, we apparently lost bill wyman. do you want to elaborate that? >> louisiana got hot when they were in trouble financially. michigan is the recent hot place, and they're in trouble financially. it's the magic of the movies. the idea that it's the movies is exciting. the idea that they can build another industry out of whole cloth is exciting. the idea that big productions pe coming is exciting. financially it's not a great deal for them. canada is fortunate that they've built an industry. >> it is
in florida. doctors had been treating him with an experimental drug. >>> investigators in louisiana say an 8-year-old boy shot and killed his 87-year-old caregiver after playing a violent video game. police say the boy was playing qunt grand theft auto 4" just minutes before he grabbed a gun in the home and then shot her. the child told police it was an accident. he will not face any charges. under louisiana law the child under 10 is exempt from criminal responsibility. >>> amanda knox will not return to italy for retrial in the 2007 death of her british roommate. that's what a spokesman for the family says. italy's supreme court plans to retry the case this fall. the court says the jury that acquitted knox two years ago didn't consider all of the evidence. it is still possible italy could request knox's extradition from the u.s. >>> new york's attorney general is suing donald trump for millions, claiming he scammed students at his for-profit investment school approximately hear the skaitding accusations and the billionaire's angry response. >>> plus, nunn teams are on the ground in syria in
to make a coalition. >>> now to a horrifying scene in louisiana. an 8-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing his 87-year-old caregiver after reportedly playing a video game. the case is renewing a fierce debate as to whether the violent games are to claim. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this case really has the potential to steer up a couple of debates, the gun debate as well as how media and particularly video games really effect children. a neighborhood is stunned after investigators say an 8 year old shot and killed his 87-year-old caregiver maurice mothers. >> it is a shock to me as much as everything else. >> reporter: the little boy told sheriff's deputies it was an accident. the sheriff's department said their evidence has led investigators to believe the 8-year-old juvenile intention mrs. smothers in the back of the head as she sat in her living room watching television. the boy was playing the popular video game grand theft auto 4. >> playing during the shooting and still on the television when police arrived cannot be overlooked. can you say it caused him to s
into a sinkhole beneath a louisiana bayou. water rushing down beneath the trees like a drain. >> makes you wonder how does something like this happen and could it happen near you? abc's matt gutman went in search of answers. >> they're moving. they're moving, john. >> reporter: this is not an optical illusion. a standard tree, seemingly, melting into the swamp in bayou corridor, louisiana, being swallowed into a massive sinkhole, sucking everything down with it. watch the trees again -- dipping slowly at first then quickly vanishing into the hole. scientists say more than a football field deep. the sinkhole near an old salt line. workers using water to dissolve and pump out the salt. eye vently they pumped out enough to give the ground way. and the earth moves into the cavern causing ever growing sinkholes above. >> it will continue to grow where it finds a point where it can support itself. >> reporter: the sinkhole appeared a year ago. 150 household were evacuated. now the state is suing the company that mined the salt. but sink holes are common. and often occur naturally. this one in downtown
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posted for you. houston, 38 degrees. into louisiana, along the gulf coast as well, you'll really be feeling temperatures a lot hotter than that when you take into consideration the humidity that's going to go along with it. storms moving through central europe. these are actually going to break up into two systems. one heading toward the southeast. another one pushing up in towards finland and the northeast of europe, both could bring pretty intense storms. and they are dragging this very cold air, much cooler air in behind it, which is going to be bringing temperatures down to around average temperatures. take a look at the big difference. the big drop between thursday and saturday. some places dropping as much as 19 degrees. talking about you, vienna, 39, down to just 20 on saturday. here's your extended forecast. >>> math whizzes have competed to make the fastest calculations with a japanese abacus. more than 520 people took part in the annual contest in kyoto. the contestants got a chance to show off their mental arithmetic skills. they had to add 15 different three-digit num
hours from impact on the cost of louisiana, contraflow goes in to effect. what that means is that major roads that normally go in to the city are then forced out. so people can evacuate. >> there are a couple of roads that we keep open for emergency vehicles that we may have to get n but the major roads such as the interstate system are all going away from new orleans. >> reporter: in 2008, hurricane gustav was approach, con from ta flow was sending vehicles away from the city and 98% of the people left. >> we are the only major city that's ever did a full scale evacuation and it worked. >> reporter: but because the evacuation location signed were so small then, some people were confused about where to go. the city hopes that the 17 sculptures around town will help in the next big storm. >> i think it's an excellent idea. especially because people are aware of those places beforehand. tell them, say bye. >> reporter: for her, whose home in the lower ninth world was under 10 feet of water during katrina arc the sculptures of safety are a welcome sign. >> if he say it's time to go. it's t
. the state of louisiana has the highest incarceration rate in the entire country. twice the u.s. average. 38,000 people come through opp every year. according to federal investigators 40 inmates have died here since 2006. 25 prisoners hospitalized every month. jail had 698 prisoner assaults is last year including 32 stabbings. this photo shows a resent stabbing at the jail. they issued a statement of super official cuts. in this crowded dorm full of two guards are on duty. now, who watches the inmates while you've been here from way u up there? horror story here are documented in federal lawsuits. tk*u rel reshard a low level drug offender who was just released was sexually assaulted at opp. >> this was another inmate. he woke me up early in morning and told me to get in the shower and saying that i was -- you have to do this. i was forced to get up and get in the shower. after i get in the shower i notice that he has a shank and he takes it and he places it by the entrance of the shower as if i didn't come fly of what he was saying. >> reporter: rashard is 100 former prisoners who testified
're talking about keeping people like that for 20 some years, a couple of decades, louisiana, they have a record, a couple of guys, wallace and woodfox have been looked up over 40 years. >> even john mccain, who suffered in vietnam has said that he doesn't believe that extended solitary confinement makes sense. >> i don't believe in solitary confinement is good either. but that's not the situation in california. it's torture. that would be the truth. solitary confinement would be torture. >> so you believe that solitary confinement, the way its used in some of the super max prisons in the country is torture? >> i haven't seen that myself, but i would say that as john mccain experienced it, in the prison cells in vietnam, that's torture, and i don't know for a fact that's what's happening in america. >> take it from me. making somebody live in a small confine of a space that's no larger than a car's parking space or small bathroom, that's torture. try it for 12 years. >> we have questions -- >> may i make a point about the suicides? they happen in cells, but ut individuals locked in thos
the gulf coast and caused massive destruction in mississippi and louisiana, and claimed so many lives in and around the city of new orleans. august 29th, 2005, forever known as the day the levees broke. fast forward to today and though there's been a massive rebuilding effort, some areas still remain abandoned. but new neighborhoods are popping up, and officials say 80% of the prestorm population has returned. >>> now, the picture of a day in what might just be a first at the vatican. take a look at pope francis, who's been quite active on twitter. there he is smiling and posing for a selfie with a group of young visitors inside st. peter's basilica. the people in the group snapping pictures of themselves on a cell phone. >>> we've got good news to report tonight. when folks return for their end of summer break on labor day, a good friend of ours will be coming back to work as well. brian has been given the all-clear from his doctors after knee replacement surgery just over three weeks ago. our own doctor, nancy snyderman, met up with him at the jersey shore. >> i expected a -- may i
. >> are those trees moving? keep watching. this is what happened when a sinkhole opened up in louisiana, swallowing a group of trees. the sinkhole originally appeared in the waterway last year, prompting an evacuation. state and federal agencies have been monitoring the situation. the 16-year-old who was kidnapped by a family friend is speaking out for the first time. hannah anderson said she wanted to clarify some things, like the text with her 40-year-old abductor the day she was taken. joe dimaggio killed hannah upon smother an eight-year-old brother in san diego before taking hannah -- hannah's mother and eight-year-old brother before taking hannah captive earlier this month. he was killed in a shootout with the fbi. wanted to thank the amber alert and the sheriffs and the , everyone that put in their time to find me. >> hannah's mother and brother will be buried this weekend. covering the world, leaders are now reacting to the allegations of chemical weapon use on civilians near syria's capital. germany's foreign minister called on the u.n. -- called on those serious government to
: take a look at this video out of louisiana. cameras were rolling just as a sink hole swallowed a group of trees and by you corner. the cinco appeared in this assumption parish waterway last year prompted a mandatory evacuation. since then, state and federal entities have been monitoring it. --bayou co rne. >>darya: up next on the kron4 morning news. former patriot air and hernandez is back in court today. we'll tell you what is expected from the hearing. cut! i have no idea whats's going on. maybe you're the original really big chicken com, with curly fries and a drink for just $3.99. why the cowboyat? you're the barbecue chicken combo with two chicken patties, bacon, cheese, and barbecue sauc you also come with curly fries and a drink for $39. bubbles! i have no idea what's going on. >>mark: new this morning. the lawyer for the man accused of killing a chp officer in a carjacking and las vegas says there's more to the story that has been told so far but he is not elaborating. james r. robert montgomery from tustin california will appear in court today is accused of jumping into an off
the country. i think i share many of the views i read governor bobbie jindli has made history in louisiana since martin luther king made that speech years ago about being judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. >> you have been active making sure military men and women overseas during elections that their vote counts. can you update us on that? >> i worked with senator chuck schumer which i disagree on most things on, but we agree on this. i think this is something people ought to be happy about that we are making great progress. i was deeply disturbed to see how many military voters deployed overseas were disenfranchised by the archaic and cumbersome process. we made great progress, but we need additional improvements to make sure our efforts at the national level aren't thwarted by people dragging their feet at the state level. we are working on mu legislation to build on what we have done in the past. >> we followed that and we want you to keep us updated on that. i want to give you a chance to respond to criticism on a couple of points. the issue about oba
act and 1965 voting rights act. ahead, we'll focus on a louisiana group heading to the mlk festivities. >> we're going to take a closer look at what brad my manning is asking for and how the military is responding to the request. >> how bad is the leak at the nuclear power plant in japan. >> ryan braun breaks his silence and finally comes clean about being dirty. coming up, in aljazeera sports. conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country t
and pastors from louisiana is one of the many making the journey by bus. aljazeera's robert ray joins us for the ride from tallahassee, florida. >> in the middle of the night in new orleans, students, pastors and community organizers prayed. >> let us bow our heads in prayer. >> heading to the capitol for the anniversary of the civil rights march on washington and martin luther king, jr.'s historic i have a dream speech. this group of 60 took to the road, singing, rejoicing and reflecting. "we shall overcome someday ♪ >> a stop at a church in tallahassee, florida, they talked about community organizing, civil rights and how things have changed in america. >> what martin luther king was talking about is not civil rights fours, it's civil rights, period, for humanity. >> raymond henry served in afghanistan and iraq, now he's a senior at southern university in new orleans. he says there's been progress, but he believes that there is a disconnect among races, a barrier that still exists. >> we've got a bus right now loaded full of all african-americans. i think that's the problem. if i got
: on the coasts of louisiana, contraflow goes in to effect. what that means is that major roads that normally go this to the city, are then forced out. so people can evacuate. >> a kim of roads open for emergency vehicles, the major systems, interstate systems are all the going away from new orleans. >> reporter: in 2008. contraflow sending vehicles way from the city. >> we are only major city that ever did a full scale evacuation and it works. >> reporter: because the he whack vague location signs were so simple then, people were confuse about where to go. the city hopes that the sculptures around town will help. >> i think it's an excellent idea. eespecially because people are aware of those places. >> reporter: her home in the lower ninth ward was under 10 feet of water during hurricane katrina, the sculptures of safety are i a welcome sign. >> if they say it's time to go i was time to go. we surrounded by water all over. >> reporter: a city with creativity and a mission to never leave their citizens trapped again. robert ray, al gentleman sear, a new orleans. >> michael is here with a look a
help. shortly after the rick perry story became public this week, jindal of louisiana decided to pull his own application for this same program. >> thanks to both of you. >>> tonight, the annual mcdonald's 365 black awards will be broadcast on television for the first time in its ten-year history. 11:00 p.m. eastern on b.e.t. one of this year's honorees, supermodel and actress beverly johnson. the first african-american woman to ever grace the cover of "vogue" magazine. with us live now, beverly johnson, along with mcdonald's director of marketing robert jackson. beverly, let me start with you. tonight's awards broadcast just so happens to fall on the 50th anniversary weekend of the march on washington as well. how has the civil rights movement, how has it touched your own american dream? >> well, i would most certainly say that august 1974 "vogue" cover probably wouldn't have happened, where i graced that cover, if it weren't for the civil rights movement. and i just want to thank mcdonald's for this very prestigious award, the black mcdonald operators, and also walton isaacson for t
criminals. louisiana is the latest fed target. consider rick perry, now defending the state's voter i.d. law after texas was sued. or jan brewer fighting the feds after her crackdown on illegals. tim, in each and every case and in other cases just like them, states defy, and then the government pounces. >> so, president obama does not seem to like federalism very much. federalism is the idea that many issues are best handled by states and the federal government should not tell states how to run their business, and you see very good reason in last the voucher program is mostly used by poor black children in failing schools. it helps them get out of the schools and into better schools, and yet the doj comes in and decides, well, this is somehow resegregating the schools because some people are moving out of some school districts into others. they don't have the firsthand knowledge, the knowledge on the ground and it's absurd to say a program helping poor black kid get into better schools in new orleans is discriminatory, but from washington, lawyers, it looks that way. >> neil: the same for ar
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